Nicorette Nasal Spray is a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). It is used to relieve withdrawal symptoms and to reduce the cravings for nicotine that people get when they stop smoking. * Nicorette Nasal Spray delivers approximately 200 sprays, each containing 0.5 mg of nicotine
When you stop smoking, your body misses the nicotine which you have been absorbing from the smoke. You may experience unpleasant feelings and a desire to smoke (craving). This shows that you were dependent on nicotine. However, it is the toxins in cigarette smoke, such as tar, lead, cyanide and ammonia that cause smoking related disease and death, rather than the nicotine. The benefits of stopping smoking far outweigh any potential risk from using nicotine from NRT.
When you spray Nicorette Nasal Spray into your nose, nicotine passes rapidly into your body through the lining of the nose. The nicotine absorbed is sufficient to relieve the unpleasant nicotine withdrawal symptoms. It will also help to stop the craving to smoke, but will not give you the buzz you get from a cigarette.
As well as the effects of nicotine, you could be very attached to the habit of smoking. For example lighting up after a meal or in certain situations or when you are with particular people. These rituals are part of your smoking habit which you may have had for many years. To succeed in giving up you should try to avoid situations where you may be tempted to smoke. Think about the times when you are likely to miss smoking most and try to plan how you will cope on these occasions. Changing your routine will help you to break the habit of smoking.
Encouragement and support from your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, friends and family can make giving up less stressful and more successful. For professional advice about giving up smoking ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Remember, Nicorette Nasal Spray is not intended as a substitute for smoking, it is an aid to giving up.